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Matsuyama Castle

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Address: Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 89-921-4873
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Gutes Schloss

Not so big castle. But it has attractive view and interesting inside. Also I recommend that you enjoy running there. There are a lot of runners.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kanna N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not so big castle. But it has attractive view and interesting inside. Also I recommend that you enjoy running there. There are a lot of runners.

Thank Kanna N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allo half a day. There is relaxing walk up the approach path, from the top of the gondola. The toilets are very clean. The staff are all helpful. There volunteers present on the day we visited to assist with photo taking. They had set up a seat in a prime position, with the castle in the background. At first I... More 

1 Thank presdient
Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited on a weekday when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, it was spectacular. The view from atop the hill is breathtaking. There is a lot of climbing very steep staircase/ladder type things and you're in slippers which I felt make the climb precarious. We were provided brochures in English which proved helpful. Everyone we... More 

1 Thank AmesFL
Surrey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I visited here with family and very close friends and as a history buff I was blown away by the history here. I love the view (that was a given) but more than that - I love the entire feel of feudal Japan. Longing to return to relax from my job

1 Thank LMorningStar
Wittenberge, Germany
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56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Matsuyama Castle is a very romantically situated Japanese castle. High above the city Matsuyama has the grounds of the castle an overwhelming and lasting view over the entire basin of Matsuyama. The castle itself is similar in construction and design of the castle Kochi. But the view from the castle tower over the valley is already worth the price of... More 

Thank Mario230576
Westchester County, New York
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The Matsuyama Castle is perched on a small mountain surrounded by the city of Matsuyama and overlooking the sea. It is easily accessible by walking from the local bus stop and taking the chair lift or cable car. We chose cable car both up and down, though the walk down would have been easy and lovely, going through parkland. The... More 

1 Thank MawaNewYork
Ottawa, Canada
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61 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

As someone who has visited many castles (mainly in Europe), I can enthusiastically recommend a visit here. More than a "castle", it is more like a "fortress", with many buildings surrounding the massive central keep. The views from atop are memorable. And getting there, in the chairlift or gondola is fun too. (We especially enjoyed the chair lift).

1 Thank WarsawWanderer
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We were impressed by this castle after visiting several others on this visit and previous visits to Japan. We went up on the cable car and came down on the chair lift which reminded us of skiing in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. The castle has many English descriptions on the physical features and history.

Thank fishnguy
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Well, someone might say, just another castle in Japan. However, this castle is a little different and quite unique because it was built on the top of mountain and was original one not newly rebuilt. Once you go up there, you can enjoy panorama view of Matsuyama city and the sea. It ii more than worth to isit. Highy recommended.

1 Thank tvidya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Very nice area up by the castle, gorgeus view over the town and the sea. Probably wonderful in cherry blossom season, there were lots of trees and lanterns. The castle itself was very nice, it gave a good feel of how people lived there long ago, with all that dark wood and steep staircases. There was a place along the... More 

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